‘Muscovy Mother’, acrylic
I sold this painting recently at Seaside Artists Gallery and there is an interesting story to it. A few years ago the farmer in me bought 2 ducks and a drake for the backyard.Possibly not the wisest thing for a suburban block. They proceeded to be an extremely fertile triple and we were soon overrun by ducklings. This paintings is from a photo of one of the mothers sittings with her 15 ducklings. We sold most of the cute ducklings to the pet shop but kept 4 of them only to find that they did not stay cute for very long and coated most of the backyard with slippery,slimy fertilizer. Needless to say we felt a better place for them was the freezer. So safely in the frezeer they went and off we went on holidays. While we were away a storm took out our electricity and we came home to a dreadful mess of thawed out ducklings from a defrosted fridge . Our ducklings had to be buried in the backyard. The mother ducks and drake were relocated to acreage and I’m sure have had a few more ducklings since.